Another blow to morale and Russian forces in the Ukraine war. Ukrainian missiles have hit the Russian naval tug Spasatel Vasily Bekh on Friday, which was transporting soldiers, weapons and ammunition to the Russian-occupied Zmiinyi (Snake) Island, south of the region of Odessasaid the regional governor.
The governor of Odessa, Maksym Marchenko, was the one who identified the ship as the Vasiliy Bekh. The Ukrainian Naval Command said the tug had a TOR anti-aircraft missile system on boardbut this failed to stop the attack.
Spasatel Vasily Bekh, a tug of the russian black sea fleet, successfully demilitarized by the @UA_NAVY. The ship was transporting personnel, weapons and ammunition to the occupied Snake Island.
Moskva never be alone… pic.twitter.com/3slXr6qtEl
— Defense of Ukraine (@DefenceU) June 17, 2022
The Vasily Bekh, with a displacement of 1,605 tons, was built at a shipyard in Astrakhan and became part of the Russian Federation’s Black Sea Fleet in 2017. It is known that 36 places are available for salvage on board, and the crew is 26 people.
The TOR is an all-environment tactical anti-aircraft missile system designed for air defense and anti-missile defense.
The Armed Forces of Ukraine have recently announced their intention to attack in the Kerch bridge, which is also called the Crimea.
Ukraine has started receiving Harpoon anti-ship missiles from Denmark and self-propelled howitzers from the United States, weapons that will strengthen the forces fighting the Russian invasion, according to Ukrainian Defense Minister Oleksiy Reznikov. “NThey have given you so many Harpoons that we can sink the entire Russian fleet in the Black Sea.” Serhiy Bratchuk, spokesman for the Odessa regional military administration, warned.